Each year, the Wakefield Veterans Advisory Board hosts a wreath laying ceremony at the Forest Glade Cemetery. This year's ceremony is Saturday, December 16, 2023, at 12:00 p.m.
The Board's goal is to place wreaths on 430 Veteran graves as a tribute to Veterans and their families, and to "Remember, Honor, and Teach" others about military service and sacrifice. If you would like to donate a wreath for the event, they must be ordered centrally through the Wreaths Across America organization. They can be easily purchased online (using code MAFGCW) or via a mail-in form available here and in the front lobby of Town Hall. Wreaths cost $17.00 each and will be delivered directly to our staff at the Forest Glade Cemetery.
If you are interested in volunteering at the event, you can indicate your interest on the Wreaths Across America page using the white "volunteer" button or by connecting with the Board at VeteranAdvisoryBoard@wakefield.ma.us.